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Keeping Willmar’s lights on comes at a hefty cost
State Patrol identifies driver killed in Pipestone crash
Five injured in three-vehicle crash Friday north of Dassel
National Guard joins avian influenza eradication efforts
Local officials, statewide group discuss making Willmar bicycle friendly
Parise leads Wild past Blues, into Western Conference semifinals
College baseball: Ridgewater splits with Anoka- Ramsey, swept by Rochester
Amateur baseball: Blues club Rails
Prep softball roundup: Tigers win 3 at MCA Invite
College softball: Ridgewater wins 2 against Riverland
Prairie Winds Concert Band sets concerts Sunday in Willmar, Minnesota
Ridgewater college choir concert slated for Tuesday in Willmar, Minnesota
West Central Singers’ ‘Bedtime Stories’ concerts this weekend
Lac qui Parle Mission open house set for Sunday near Montevideo, Minnesota
Belgrade, Minnesota, author releases sequel to ‘Jude’s Gentle Giants’
D’Huyvetter joins Anez Consulting
Harvey Anderson & Johnson to build new Clara City funeral chapel
Ridgewater College partners for job training
Heritage Bank offers debit card fraud control
Moonlighting: Portion of U.S. workforce holding multiple jobs declines
Alvin G. Blom
Ronald L. Bennett
Delores A. Rueff
Harold J. Dilley
Marlys L. Dalager
Gartner — Hammond
Heiling — Zimmer
Olson — Schlitter
Video: Gorbie 10-weeks post-amputation
Video: West Central Connection Chorus
Cartoon by Ken Catalino
Editorial: Avian flu impact is serious for state
Letter: Christianson come down from your throne
Cartoon by Bruce Plante
Letter: This student wants your 'yes' vote
October 23, 2013
November Business2Business: Temp help, holiday parties, '5 Under 40' and more
Read the November issue of Business2Business here.
October 23, 2013 - 1:08am
Temp help very valuable: Businesses save time, money and stress with temp help
The receptionist at your office just had her baby. Congratulations! But who will cover her job responsibilities during maternity leave? Your business has been asked to undertake a huge project for a high-profile client, but you know you don’t have enough staff to complete the...
October 23, 2013 - 1:06am
Tips for throwing a company holiday party
From food to location to entertainment to décor, planning a company holiday party can take the “happy” right out of “happy holidays.” But planning the annual party doesn’t need to be stressful or time-consuming, according to local event planners. With a few tips and...
October 23, 2013 - 1:05am
Creativity, planning key to throwing a memorable holiday party
It’s not even Halloween yet, but many businesses have already started thinking about this year’s holiday party. At Home State Bank, which has five locations in Willmar, Hutchinson, Litchfield and Cosmos, planning for the annual party begins...
October 23, 2013 - 1:04am
New program in Willmar will connect young aspiring entrepreneurs, business owners
A new program in the Willmar area hopes to match high school students with some of the area’s most innovative entrepreneurs. The CEO program, which stands for “Creating Entrepreneurial Opportunities,” connects high school juniors and seniors with business professionals who...
October 23, 2013 - 1:01am
October 22, 2013
Two brothers develop product that expands possibilities for 3D printing
By David Little firstname.lastname@example.org SPICER — Two brothers, Carl and Brian Douglass, have developed a product they say will double the creative possibilities and build potential for the 3D printer market. Their two-man company, Dglass3D, or D3D for short, has developed a printer...
October 22, 2013 - 5:55am
October 21, 2013
Willmar, Minn., grad produces Pioneer TV’s Emmy-winning documentary
Dana Johnson said goodbye to Los Angeles and London and came home to Willmar and western Minnesota to launch her career in video production. Two years later, she knows how lucky she is to have started here in the first place. “From here everything is a journey, and journeys...
life / extra
October 21, 2013 - 1:59pm
October 19, 2013
Records for Oct. 19
This is the records summary for Oct. 19. Extra commercial vehicle patrols start Sunday ST. PAUL — The Minnesota State Patrol Commercial Vehicle Section is stepping up traffic enforcement activity statewide from Sunday to Oct. 26 as part of a nationwide effort to increase commercial...
news / local
October 19, 2013 - 12:36am
October 17, 2013
Records for Oct. 17
This is the records summary for Oct. 17.
news / local
October 17, 2013 - 12:28am
October 13, 2013
Senate committee will hear pitch for regional bonding projects this week
WILLMAR — The Senate Capital Investment Committee will be in west central Minnesota this week to hear proposals for more than $22 million in bonding requests for the 2014 bonding bill. Those projects include a proposal to extend the Glacial Lakes State Trail from New London...
news / local
October 13, 2013 - 11:18pm
October 8, 2013
Willmar wind turbines continue to be out of service
WILLMAR — The Willmar Municipal Utilities’ two wind turbines continue to be out of service due to 15-kilovolt electrical breaker problems, Wesley Hompe, utilities general manager, said today. Hompe said that Willmar Utilities has been in contact with turbine manufacturer DeWind...
news / local
October 8, 2013 - 3:01pm
September 27, 2013
Records for Sept. 28
This is the records summary for Sept. 28. Gas line struck WILLMAR — Willmar firefighters responded shortly after noon Friday when a road contractor struck a residential gas line on Sixth Street Southwest about one block east of the entrance to the Kennedy Elementary...
news / local
September 27, 2013 - 11:22pm
September 7, 2013
Saved by Legislature, integration programs could be coming back
WILLMAR — The West Central Integration Collaborative continues to provide services to eight area school districts, thanks to the 2013 Legislature. Less than two years ago, there was talk at the State Capitol about eliminating funding for integration services and using the money...
news / education
September 7, 2013 - 5:57am
September 3, 2013
Kandiyohi County sends letter to Willmar, Minn. officials encouraging cooperative steps forward
WILMAR – The Kandiyohi County Commissioners sent a letter to the city of Willmar today formalizing an invitation for the two entities to begin a six-month exploration of collaborative efforts that could improve services and save taxpayer dollars. The letter, which hints at conflicts...
news / local
September 3, 2013 - 4:30pm
Agency accredits West Central Industries in Willmar, Minn.
WILLMAR — CARF International, the agency that accredits vocational centers worldwide, has accredited employment supports, job development, and planning services and governance at West Central Industries of Willmar and Hutchinson. CARF said the achievement is an indication...
September 3, 2013 - 8:45am